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Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 02:35 PM

Let's help some animals!
 
Lucy and I will be participating in this year's Houston SPCA Mutt Strut & Runway Race on March 5. Please support me and the animals with a donation. Click on this link and click on the Support Me button. Any amount you give is very much appreciated.

Your donation is tax deductible.

I will definitely take lots of pictures. I think this is gonna be a blast. We will be out on the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. I’m no runner, so Lucy and I will be struttin’ our stuff!

Thanks so much!

Quasimodem 01-21-2011 02:55 PM

"gift amount is invalid???"

Yeah, given it ain't much, but it is any amount.

Cute pup, btw! :)

Q

Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 03:25 PM

Did you have a problem? Can you be specific, so I can contact the SPCA? Thanks for trying, anyway.

Quasimodem 01-21-2011 03:31 PM

Yes. I got to the end, put my donation in the "other amount" section (less than $10.00 btw, sorry). Clicked the button that should have taken me to your next section and that's when I got the phrase in quotes upthread.

Thanks

Q

Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 05:08 PM

Ok - I'll look into it.

Siam Sam 01-21-2011 06:27 PM

I just chipped in. :D

Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 09:29 PM

Thank you!

Quasimodem 01-21-2011 09:49 PM

I figured it out. There's a certain amount below which they won't accept your gift. So it won't work for "any amount", sorry. I tried it out by clicking one of the pre-set amounts and it clicked on over for my name and payment info. Can I just PayPal it your e-mail and then YOU put it on your account.

Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 09:54 PM

Quasi - I played with the donate page, and it looks like $4 is the minimum amount it will accept. I will contact the SPCA tomorrow and ask why this is so, as I'm sure they would ultimately like to receive ANY money.

I appreciate your efforts in any case.

Dolores Reborn 01-21-2011 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quasimodem (Post 13382643)
I figured it out. There's a certain amount below which they won't accept your gift. So it won't work for "any amount", sorry. I tried it out by clicking one of the pre-set amounts and it clicked on over for my name and payment info. Can I just PayPal it your e-mail and then YOU put it on your account.

Sure - I will PM my PayPal info to you tomorrow. (It's my husband's account, and he's asleep right now.)

Thanks for all the trouble you're going through!

Quasimodem 01-21-2011 09:59 PM

NP. I think it has something to do with PayPal and a fee that they charge.

Siam Sam 01-31-2011 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dolores Reborn (Post 13381294)
Lucy and I will be participating in this year's Houston SPCA Mutt Strut & Runway Race on March 5. Please support me and the animals with a donation. Click on this link and click on the Support Me button. Any amount you give is very much appreciated.

Your donation is tax deductible.

I will definitely take lots of pictures. I think this is gonna be a blast. We will be out on the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. I’m no runner, so Lucy and I will be struttin’ our stuff!

Thanks so much!

It's February now, over here anyway, and I thought this deserved a bump. You're at 74% of your goal. Is that correct, or are there pledges that have not been yet entered?

Dolores Reborn 01-31-2011 10:09 PM

That is correct. You helped to remind me to send some reminder emails out.

Once again, thanks for your donation!

Dolores Reborn 02-01-2011 09:06 AM

I forgot to mention Quasi's donation as well. Thanks so much!

a35362 02-01-2011 09:27 AM

In case anyone was wondering, Charity Navigator sez the Houston SPCA is a lean, mean, four-star animal-helpin' machine! They're good people!

MizTina 02-01-2011 10:24 AM

My husky Rocky and I do the Denver version of this, the Denver Dumb Friend League's Furry Scurry, so I certainly have to support you and Lucy.

Happy strutting!

Dolores Reborn 02-01-2011 10:29 AM

Thanks for your donation, MizTina!

Jennmonkye 02-01-2011 02:47 PM

Sent a small donation. Thanks for helping the animals!

Dolores Reborn 02-01-2011 02:58 PM

Thanks so much! I can't believe that strangers are helping me. You guys are great!

:D

Siam Sam 02-01-2011 10:10 PM

Lookin' good! You broke the $200 mark and are 82% to your goal with 4-1/2 weeks still left.

Quasimodem 02-01-2011 10:30 PM

Glad to help you help them.:)

Two things dear to my heart: The animals and my Doper friends.

Quasi

Dolores Reborn 02-04-2011 02:51 PM

At this rate, I might have to up my goal!

:)

Siam Sam 02-11-2011 11:31 AM

And I see you did. You bumped it up to $300 and are fast approaching the original goal. Still looking good!

Quasimodem 02-13-2011 10:57 AM

Awesome, Dolores! :)

Quasi

Dolores Reborn 02-19-2011 10:02 AM

I reached my original goal last night! Thanks again.

Siam Sam 02-19-2011 09:08 PM

Congrats! Now it's two more weeks and 65 bucks to go to your new goal. Good luck!

MizTina 02-20-2011 11:48 AM

$10 to go, you rock!

Dolores Reborn 02-20-2011 11:49 AM

Thanks! I'm upping my goal again. I'm at 97% - I might as well shoot for $500 now. Baby steps, baby steps. I'll up it to $400 first.

:)

KenNeneindele 02-20-2011 08:40 PM

+1

Quasimodem 02-25-2011 05:20 PM

This is great news, Dolores! I'll be sending a little more next week as well. Oh, I wanted to also tell you I got a really cute card in the mail from the Houston SPCA thanking me for that first little donation.

They sound like a class act. As you are.

Go for it!

Quasi

Dolores Reborn 02-25-2011 09:48 PM

:)

Thanks, Quasi! I really appreciate it.

I'm up to $405 with a couple of people from work promising a bit more. Next Saturday is the big day. I hope we have the absolutely gorgeous weather we're having right now!

PapSett 03-03-2011 11:19 AM

I just made a small donation... You are doing a wonderful thing! Us animal lovers need to stick together! ♥

Dolores Reborn 03-03-2011 11:30 AM

Thank you so much! Thanks to all of you!

PapSett 03-03-2011 11:52 AM

Wish I could be walking with you! have fun!

Quasimodem 03-03-2011 08:15 PM

A little extra sent.

Thanks for helping the 4-footers! :)

Quasi

Siam Sam 03-03-2011 10:12 PM

The big day is nigh on hand, and you've garnered $580, almost quadruple your original goal. Good show!

MizTina 03-03-2011 10:22 PM

Added a bit more to edge you to the oh-so-near $600 mark. You can do it!

Dolores Reborn 03-04-2011 07:05 AM

Thanks, you guys!

You know, this is the first time I've ever collected for a charity. I am genuinely astonished at the outpouring of love and money that people have shown.

Tomorrow's the big day! It's supposed to rain, dammitall...

Quasimodem 03-04-2011 11:58 AM

Pretty good for a first-timer! :)

Thanks for the e-mail!;)

Q

Dolores Reborn 03-04-2011 01:04 PM

I'm at $615 now.

Awesome!

MizTina 03-04-2011 01:57 PM

Have a blast at the walk! If it's like the Furry Scurry here, there will be goodies for both you and Lucy. And just to see how many people and pets are there is amazing.

You rock!

Siam Sam 03-26-2011 11:26 PM

So how did that go?

MizTina 03-27-2011 01:16 AM

Yeah! Pictures, pictures, pictures!

Dolores Reborn 03-27-2011 12:55 PM

Sorry! Here's a link to my photobucket album.

They raised $165, 000 dollars. My part was $650. Thanks so much for helping out, you guys!

I had a lot of fun, even though it was FREEZING out! We got a cold front in with about a 25 mph wind and temps in the 40's. Lots of people and their pups! I even got to shake the mayor's hand. My husband who was my personal photographer was nowhere to be found at my true "photo op." :rolleyes: Nah - he was sweet to come and support me.

Hopefully next year will be warmer!

Siam Sam 03-27-2011 09:08 PM

Good job!

MizTina 03-31-2011 10:59 AM

Shameless plug for my walk, http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...7#post13635457!


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